Undocumented INSYDE BIOS recovery method.-Use andy's tool to obtain possible names.

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by levonisyas, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. leebo_28

    leebo_28 MDL Senior Member

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    hxxp://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/previousVersions?softwareitem=ob-100738-1&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&os=4063&product=4226862&sw_lang= This doesn't have F.09 as original bios:confused:
     
  2. keslopot

    keslopot MDL Novice

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    OK. Thank You very much... Indeed before flashing, BIOS version was F.09... Nevermind... Now the BIOS seems to be working but my laptop screen is still black, though I can see everything on external monitor. Any clues?

    Thanks.
     
  3. leebo_28

    leebo_28 MDL Senior Member

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    Does the internal monitor work in safe mode? (F8) or there is no display at post either?
     
  4. keslopot

    keslopot MDL Novice

    Jan 12, 2014
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    There's no POST on internal monitor... I've booted Ubuntu from USB drive, and in monitor configuration utility internal monitor is shown as present, but it doesn't work if I turn it on.

    Right now as I'm writing this it seems like there's something showing on internal monitor, but very weak, very weak.
     
  5. astovl

    astovl MDL Novice

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    Hi guys same problem with my HP Envy is still not working... I remane the .BIN file many different according to my BIOs

    i press win+b key nothing happened

    here the video
    hxxp://youtu.be/T0tU1kKGxwU

    any help!

    astovl

    HP ENVY 17-2100 3D Edition Notebook PC
    Serial number CNF127364K
    Product number LS598EA#A2N

    Here my .BIN guys
    hxxp://xxx.mediafire.com/download/35j8v09ml742jmm/159.BIN
     
  6. leebo_28

    leebo_28 MDL Senior Member

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    Did it just stop working or were you doing something to it..flashing bios , Os install ??
     
  7. leebo_28

    leebo_28 MDL Senior Member

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    Did you read this? post 16 seems like it will solve your problem.. bios-mods.com/forum/Thread-Test-HP-G62-b70EQ-Notebook-PC-Insyde-Bios-Advanced-Menu?page=2
     
  8. astovl

    astovl MDL Novice

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    tnx for the reply,
    Here's the link Bro...
    hxxp://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/51515-NO-BIOs-just-BLACK-SCREEN?p=860444#post860444


    astovl
     
  9. keslopot

    keslopot MDL Novice

    Jan 12, 2014
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    I have read it, but i can't find winflash bios utility with the right bios. those are all *.wph bioses... well, all that i've been looking.
     
  10. ios9

    ios9 MDL Novice

    Feb 15, 2014
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    Hi Guys,

    I have Acer Aspire 5755G, which got the same InsydeH2O Bios.

    I've started a thread in which I've clearly mentioned about my issue. Please click below link to see my thread.



    :(I've been really struggling for last 7 days to find out whether its BIOS flash file or BIOS Hardware issue. If any of you guys give me a hand then hopefully I'll get on with it. I'm also keen to go for soldering new BIOS chip but before that I need to confirm that its really dead or not, in which I've no idea how to find that.

    Many Thanks
     
  11. elvergonx

    elvergonx MDL Novice

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    I do have a lot of troubles flashing a BIOS for my Acer Aspire 5532, downloaded the bios from acer website, and tried several filenames for the FD file with the usb stick, no luck, tried every single step, FN + Escape, power up, fan works 100%, but no led on usb or anything, it just stays like that forever :( ,any help would be really appreciated, thanks.
     
  12. ios9

    ios9 MDL Novice

    Feb 15, 2014
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    Hi elvergonx,

    Its not only us, there were few of them who had the same issue so far till date within different Acer boards with Insyde Bios. So I've googled like crazy and found none of them had reported a fix for that, in which I strongly believe either they have sent the unit for repair to fix or must have got Acer warranty. So far I think BIOS chip may be got corrupted or completely failed, in which might need a reprogramming or replacement chip. I've put step forward in search of fix which in next few days I'll be doing some electronics DIY stuff to desolder the chip and reprogram it and see if it works. For this I'm also opening a thread and take some advice from great people here. Hopefully If everything works then I might write a guide here :)
     
  13. fjfc

    fjfc MDL Member

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    You can see the name it expects with andy phoenix tool, try all the usb ports / fat/fat32 usb sticks you got in home
     
  14. magnus71

    magnus71 MDL Novice

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    I got an Asus n56vz.
    I tried different usb sticks, sd cards and keys combos but no success.
    Any help tip?
     
  15. seawea

    seawea MDL Novice

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    HI Guys,
    I have a Asus X551CA-SX024D with bricked AMI APTIO Bios.
    How to recovery?

    Please Helpme!

    thanks to all
     
  16. kibbalaa

    kibbalaa MDL Novice

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    Just posting to say a big thank You to original poster and all who have helped. Confirmed working for my Asus K72dr.

    My process:

    1. Format usb stick to FAT32.
    2. Downloaded Bios from Asus support site (Original 206 bios did not work, newest one did.)
    3. Used Phoenix tools to figure out filename (K72Dr.bin)
    4. Copy to USB Stick.
    5. Take out Battery, DVD drive & Hdd.
    6. Insert USB stick to laptop being reflashed, correct USB port un K72dr is on the right side closest to You.
    7. Hold down Ctrl+Home, insert power cable, wait few secs, turn laptop on.
    8. You should get a screen infrorming You: 'erasing flash rom, rewriting...'
    9. Computer will shutdown after few mins, reinsert battery, dvd, hdd.
    10. Reboot and You should be good to go.

    This was from a laptop where there was nothing working except power led when booting up.
    Note to self: Never use WinFlash tool again, ever. :)

    Another Laptop saved, thanks again.
     
  17. itsmemario1

    itsmemario1 MDL Addicted

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    Ive got a Acer Aspire 9500 (Modell DQ70).

    Mainboard: Compal Stork (Chipset i915PM/GM, Southbridge 82801FBM (ICH6-M)

    Pentium M 760 @ 2 GHz

    Insyde Software MobilePRO Version 4.20.10, using the "Acer HQD70" Bios 1.60. (512kb)

    Right after startup it additionally says "Insyde ACPI Bios 4.20.09" short before initialising the HDD and the CD-Rom.

    I made a backup of the 1.60 using the "Universal BIOS Backup ToolKit 2.0" but couldnt open it.

    I downloaded the 1.70 : (cant post links yet)

    h**p://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/BIOS/BIOS/BIOS_v1.70.zip?acerid=633643257974888117&Step1=Not ebook&Step2=Aspire&Step3=Aspire%209500&OS=X01&LC=d e&BC=Acer&SC=EMEA_8


    No tool can open this ROM either. (Andy's Tool, Phoneix Bios Editor Pro etc.)


    There is no sign of LZMA or any other compression method, when viewing the ROM in a hex editor

    I then extracted the winflash.exe and the platform.ini does not have the line "MODEL="

    What to do next ?
    Any additonal info is welcome. :)
     
  18. jerick24

    jerick24 MDL Novice

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    Master Yen, sorry if i msg you? master pls help me this is my platform :
    [Platform_Check]
    flag=3
    PlatformName=AA
    PlatformName2=BB
    PlatformName3=
    PlatformName4=
    PlatformName5=
    PlatformName6=
    PlatformName7=
    PlatformName8=
    PlatformName9=
    Check_Before_ROM_Size=0

    my bios is ZQ1x64.EC how will i rename this master. please and thanks in advance.^^
     
  19. cKm83

    cKm83 MDL Novice

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    Hi Guys, I really really need help. I've been trying to recover from a bad bios update and I am unable to find any info using andy s tool.

    My laptop is a acer aspire 4750g. The bios can be found her.

    global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/BIOS/BIOS/BIOS_Acer_2.15_A_A.zip?acerid=634622893548240950&Step1=NOTEBOOK&Step2=ASPIRE&Step3=ASPIRE%204750G&OS=ALL&LC=en&BC=ACER&SC=AAP_6

    Please please help me.
     
  20. Datinhkhach

    Datinhkhach MDL Novice

    May 1, 2014
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    I have a small question , when combin button Fn+B is released ?